Lords debates impact of sport, recreation and the arts on society

20 December 2018

Members of the Lords, including the former director of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and a member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council, debated how sport, recreation and the arts contribute to the wellbeing of society, in the House of Lords on Wednesday 19 December.

This was a general debate. During debates, members are able to put their experience to good use, discussing current issues and drawing the government's attention to concerns.

The debate was proposed by Lord Moynihan (Conservative), former director of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Members who took part included:

  • Lord Addington (Liberal Democrat), vice president of the UK Sports Assocation
  • Baroness Bull (Crossbench), member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council
  • Lord Howarth of Newport (Labour), president of the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance
  • Baroness Sater (Conservative), chair and trustee of community sports charity StreetGames UK

Viscount Younger of Leckie (Conservative), government whip and former Lords spokesperson in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, responded on behalf of the government.

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